Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels held a conference call this evening for members of the Texas and Pittsburgh media, making the hiring of Jeff Banister official. Most of the conference call discussed the hiring process, and general things that led the Rangers to select Banister as their new manager. One key bit of information that came up for the Pirates involved whether the Rangers would take anyone from the Pittsburgh organization to fill out Banister's staff in Texas.

Daniels said that this scenario was "probably unlikely", citing his respect for the Pirates and not wanting to put them in a bad spot. Daniels said that he had been in the same spot before. In fact, that same spot took place a few years ago when the Pirates hired Clint Hurdle from the Rangers. Hurdle didn't brin...

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